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Acne - General Info

The basics of this skin condition including prevention, treatment and the cause of the red spots responsible for so much teenage trauma

Acne - Glossary of Terms

Dermatologists, like so many specialists, it seems have their own language when it comes to describing types of acnes and many other related subjects. Use this glossary to help get through some of the more scientific documents.

Skin Care Products and Other Acne Therapies

Millions of Dollars have gone in to the development of skin care products to treat acne. We discuss the effectiveness of most in this list.

Prescription Medications for Acne

Descriptions of each prescription acne treatment available in Canada and their mechanisms of action.

Combination Therapies Offer New Management Options for Acne and Rosacea

The latest chemical peels and lasers are revolutionizing the way dermatologists approach such basic skin conditions as acne and rosacea. Whether patients are dealing with acne that has not responded to topical or oral medications, or if they are looking to reduce the redness and dilated blood vessels of rosacea, dermatologists now have a variety of treatment therapies that can be used in combination to successfully treat acne, rosacea and residual scarring.
Acupuncture and Cupping Therapy
Acupuncture can be used in the treatment of acne similar to the ancient medical tradition of blood letting. By inserting specific types of acupuncture needles under the surface of the skin a few drops of blood can be let, allowing the release of toxins held in the pores. By bleeding acupuncture points properly any damage to the skin is prevented and there is no need to worry about scars.
Cupping is the use of glass suction cups being heated and placed onto points on the body (generally the back). By creating a suction the skin is pulled tight allowing for increased blood flow to the area and a release of toxins out of the skin.

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